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“Never tire of it” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive

Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive
Duluth, MN
800-429-9297
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Ranked #1 of 81 things to do in Duluth
Activities: Driving
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“Never tire of it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We have been on this entire north shore many many times-camped with little babies and all the way through the teens and they all like it. The state parks are all great and in Fall the colors are the best I've seen-one hill after another just all gold,red, orange and the Superior Hiking Trail is easy to hop on and off of depending how long you want to hike, Go farther up the north shore because it gets better and the beaches are great for kids to run around on and wear themselves out with climbing and skipping stones. If you are on a tight money budget like we were and took 5 kids camping up there and stayed in the state parks it's the best deal around. You don't have to spend extra money after you camp fee and state park fee if you don't want to because enough to do that's fee-it's called nature!

Visited September 2012
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Minneapolis, MN
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“Amazing and beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We love to drive up the north shore, there are many great sites to stop at along the way and some fun hiking as well!

Visited May 2012
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Des Moines, Iowa
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“Three day family drive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

From just enjoying the view to hiking miles of trails with time out to visit historic places and interesting towns along the shore... great family vacation. Be sure to see Grand Marais.

Visited April 2012
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Madrid Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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“Relax and enjoy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

beautful color and lots of little shops to visit. there are many area to see the lake and watch the boats. the restuarants are different with a lot of variety. Lots of cabins aand motels to choose from

Visited September 2012
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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“Whether you're from here or visiting, this is a must.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

A person can't grow up in Duluth without falling in love with the Scenic Drive. It's great year-round, but we especially like it in the winter when the white snow and blue ice collide and the crowds are fewer and far between. A few of the pull-out spots along the way are closed in the winter, but there are still spots to pull over and walk down to the frozen lake or sit in a great, local restaurant along the way for a bite to eat or just a cup of coffee and piece of pie. If you haven't been on this road, you won't forget it after just your first experience here.

Visited February 2012
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